Anna Buchta

European Data Protection Supervisor

Anna is Head of the Policy & Consultation Unit at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in Brussels. She coordinates the work of the EDPS on providing advice to the European Commission and other EU institutions and bodies on legislative and policy proposals relevant to data protection. She has extensive experience in data protection and privacy regulations, institutional law and litigation before the Court of Justice. She represented the EDPS in a number of cases before the CJEU, including Opinion 1/15 PNR Canada and, recently, a number of data retention cases. She is one of the institutional rapporteurs on EU data protection for the FIDE2020 Conference. Previously, Anna worked at the European Commission, among others on data privacy in electronic communications. Before that, she was a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI, currently CITIP) at KU Leuven (Belgium) and worked as a lawyer in private practice. Anna has a master's degree in Law from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium).